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Saturday, July 03, 2004

Huntington Gardens and Library Free Day

Last Thursday (July 2), we took some time out to visit the Huntington Gardens and Library, making use of their 1st Thursday of the Month Free Day. These Free Days are becoming more and more important as the Huntington will raise its Adult admission to $15 starting July 6th.

The main purpose of the visit, beyond our usual wandering of the gardens, was to pay a visit to the new Helen and Peter Bing Children’s Garden. This interactive space has 9 areas designed especially for kids. Everything is hands-on and interactive, including a Fog Grotto, Prism Tunnel and a Magnetic Sand play area. The last one was a big hit with all the kids.

The garden is using a temporary entrance and the surrounding buildings and landscaping are still in progress, but it was a fun time for all. Since the garden onlyt opened about 2 weeks ago, there were large crowds on the Children's Garden, but they seem to ebb and flow throughout the day.

While we were there, I shot a few photos to illustrate the gardens and some of the flowers found there. Click on the pictures above to see a complete gallery from our visit.


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